PHOTOGRAPHER ARTURO DELLE DONNE MADE HIS WIFE AND KIDS THE MODELS OF A QUARANTINE FASHION STORY WHERE HOME TURNS INTO A NOSTALGIC HOPPER’S CANVAS
Probably the beauty of this project lies in the subjects I photographed, the delicacy that is captured is due to a real intimacy. Again we can say that Hopper was an inspiration to me, having used his wife as a model in many of his paintings. As well as being models, my children also acted as studio assistants. The method was very rigorous, the photographs were discussed together, the alarm clock was always at dawn to catch the right light that entered the house. The house was experienced as a comfortable environment, where all lifetime took place during the lockdown. The house was certainly the familiar, comfortable and intimate part.
However, the house is also the place where the secrets of a family are hidden. This contradiction is the basis of this work. The desire, despite the comfort, of the exterior that enters the house through the light of the windows. The desire for a hopeful tomorrow. An expectation that often seemed endless. But also the discovery of the interior, of the underwear for the first time, for a long time. A unique, unrepeatable opportunity that has made it possible to discover new balances and new interests. And finally the fear of leaving the warm house, the safe nest. After a long time the emotion of the outside is almost comparable to the emotion of the unknown.
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